Definition of lax adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    lax

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    adjective
    NAmE//læks//
     
     
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  1. 1(disapproving) not strict, severe, or careful enough about work, rules, or standards of behavior synonym slack, careless lax security/discipline a lax attitude to health and safety regulations
  2. 2(phonetics) (of a speech sound) produced with the muscles of the speech organs relaxed opposite tense
NAmE//ˈlæksət̮i//
 
noun [uncountable] the moral laxity of today's society
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